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  • A touching gesture by year 7 students of St Antony's Catholic College.

    Over the Christmas period we have had a tremendous support from many schools and colleges with donations of money, food, clothing and shoe boxes full of toiletries, hats, scrafs and gloves. It would be impossible to mention all of them by name and we are extremely blessed and grateful for their wonderful support. On Friday we had a visit from two year 7 pupils with their teacher from St Antony's Catholic College in Urmston. The year 7 students had baked gingerbread men and penguins for the clients. Each biscuit had a very touching message attached. Reading some of the messages touched some hearts and brought a tear to the eye. This simple gesture had a big impact on all at the centre.

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  • Cornerstone Big Sleep-out - Update

    Back in April last year you all generously volunteered to take part in the Big Sleep-out to support the homeless in Manchester. Together our efforts raised £47K and we have spent some time planning our next move in preparation for the winter of 2015-16.

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  • Welcome to Baby Aiden

    On Sunday October 18th our support worker Alex gave birth to baby Aiden Joshua at Wythenshawe Hospital. Baby Aiden weighed in at an amazing 9lbs 3ozs and already must be one of the youngest Manchester City fans around as his proud dad Chris had him dressed in a Manchester City suit soon after birth. The news of the new baby has brought much joy to everyone at the centre and all the clients are now waiting for Alex to visit so they can meet and greet her new baby. Congratulations go to Alex and Chris on their little bundle of joy, and we are sure he will bring them much happiness.

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  • Digging for Victory at Cornerstone Day Centre

    When we took over the two allotment plots at Southern Allotments they were in a sorry state after years of neglect. Harvesting some produce from them seemed a distant prospect [if, indeed, anything were to grow in the first place]. We need not have worried. Despite, or because of, the regular application of brute force and ignorance in equal measure over the summer months we were able to bring in our first crop of potatoes – hundreds of them – together with some unrealistically large marrows and a second crop of rhubarb. We have been the grateful recipients of tools, plants and [sometimes contradictory] advice from well-wishers. To those who have preferred to remain anonymous –thank you!

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  • New Cornerstone baby on the way

    There was mixed emotions last week when we said "goodbye" to Alex, who is one of our support workers. Alex is now on maternity leave, having a well earned rest, and preparing for the birth of her baby son later this month. There is much guess work amongst the clients as to the weight and what the name of the baby will be. All our good wishes go to Alex and her husband Chris, and everyone at the centre is looking forward in anticipation to meeting their new baby.

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  • Can Appeal

    Cornerstone is in desperate need of canned goods. Our stocks are at an all time low, hopefully in October we will get the some of the harvest donations from across the Northwest. Below is a list of items that we are always in need of Coffee, Biscuits, Tinned meat IE. Corned beef, Stewed steak, Hot dogs, Ham. Tinned tomatoes Tinned potatoes Tinned soup Packets of noodles, Packets of pasta in sauce Shaving foam Kitchen rolls Toilet rolls If you can donate any of the items above or any other items please drop it in to Cornerstone Reception. Thank you for your support.

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  • Green Fingers at Cornerstone Day Centre

    Despite austerity, opportunities continue to knock at Cornerstone’s door – the latest from The Whitworth Art Gallery [Museum Of The Year 2015] in the form of the ‘Grow’ Project. From August this year, on ten successive Fridays, Cornerstone members have had the exclusive opportunity to participate in a combination of horticultural activities at the award-winning refurbished gallery, with sessions based around growing herbs [and using them in cookery and in cosmetic products] and creating container displays. The popularity of this project with our members has exceeded our wildest expectations: it has been a joy to see our members’ obvious pleasure in uncovering their hidden talents.

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  • An afternoon of song and dance

    Cornerstone was rocking on Friday afternoon to the sounds of "Cliffs's Disco". Some clients sang along with the music while others were happy to do the twist, rock and roll and displayed some fancy footwork and moves. Everyone really enjoyed themselves and are now looking forward to the return of "Cliff's Disco" at Christmas for our party.

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Cornerstone is a day centre providing services to adults facing a wide range of social issues including homelessness, poverty, social isolation, poor mental health, drug and alcohol addiction. We operate an open door policy and welcome people from all backgrounds with our aim being to offer support to our clients, improve their prospects and enhance their quality of life.

Mohammed

Dangerous journey

Justin

Cornerstone turned my life around

Zak

Future athlete

Bob

What a difference a hair cut makes

Andrew

So proud of Andrew

Harry

Changing Lives and Giving Hope

Harry

Our Cornerstone Miracle

Rebuilding your life

A reason to get up in the morning

Getting back on track

See how we helped Paul through a very low point in his life

Reuniting Family

See how John reunited with his family

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